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Best Friends Doll

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Best Friends Doll
Best Friends Doll
Best Friends Doll
Best Friends Doll
Best Friends Doll
Best Friends Doll

Pattern Description:

What's nearly as sweet as a little girl? Her little doll, of course! Create your own 18" doll to fit all the cute doll clothes and doll clothes patterns on the market. This pattern provides options for hair styles as well as includes a pattern for a simple, reversible dress, a pair of shorts, socks, shoes and a flower pin. These clothes will also fit an American Girl or other 18" doll. The dress is designed to match the Friendship Dress for Girls. Return to the Lilac Lane shop to see the dress!

(c) 2012 Lilac Lane, LLC
All rights reserved. Written permission is required to copy and/or distribute copies of this pattern, whether or not you profit from it.

Supplies for each doll:
1/2 yard flesh colored fabric
1/4 yard hair colored fabric
2 - 1/4 yard pieces or 2 fat quarters for doll clothes
optional 18" trim for dress hem
optional fabric scraps for tights, socks or shoes
embroidery floss: eye color, black, red, and darker than flesh for nose
Polyester filling such as Cluster Stuff
1/4 yard very soft, thin quilt batting
12" of 1/4" elastic
6" of 1/4" Velcro
optional ribbon and button for flower
optional safety pin or brooch for flower

Frequently asked questions:

This looks complicated. Can I really sew it?
All patterns are labeled with a skill level. Beginner patterns are the simplest. Advanced beginner require motivation and some sewing experience. Intermediate patterns are a bit harder. Expert patterns are difficult.

All patterns contain a glossary, metric conversion chart and detailed instructions with illustrations to guide you through each step. Lilac Lane patterns have been praised for their thorough instructions.

May I sell the items made from Lilac Lane patterns?
Absolutely! I am completely in favor of the indie community and helping to add to it where possible. If you have an at-home studio with items made solely by you, you may sell the items made from Lilac Lane patterns. No manufacturing of the items is allowed and you may not copy or duplicate the pattern in any way. Each person who sews the pattern is required to buy their own copy.

If you do sell Lilac Lane items, please e-mail me a link to your shop. I would love to help promote your shop.

Can I sell Lilac Lane patterns?
Yes! Please e-mail me at mstramel [!at] or call (785)443-0085. After receiving a copy of your resale license, I will send you a code for 50% off all patterns in the shop. The code will only be honored if a resale license has been received first.

How can I make an outfit from an e-pattern? My printer isn't that big.
E-patterns come as a pdf file. The file is downloaded and opened with Adobe Acrobat, a free program which reads pdf's. The pattern pages have corner grids which you match up and tape together to create the full sized pattern pieces. The document must be printed as "full sized" or "do not shrink" and definitely not as "shrink to fit." There are 1" boxes located throughout the pattern pieces for you to measure and make sure you printed the pattern at full size.

An e-pattern for an outfit will contain between 20 and 45 pattern pages. E-patterns for bags, dolls and doll clothing usually contain pattern pieces that do not have to be taped together.

paper patterns available at my etsy shop:

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 18" Doll
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About the designer

Hi! I'm Melissa Stramel. I'm a pattern designer, mostly of children's clothing. My company is called Lilac Lane and was started in 2008. You can visit my website or visit ...

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